Battles of Uesugi Kagekatsu in the War of Succession in Echigo Province (Echigo no kuni Uesugi Kagekatsu katoku arasoi kassen)

「越後国上杉景勝家督争合戦」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 68-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72.9 cm (14 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36871a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Ichiyôsai Kuniteru zu (on left sheet)
応需一曜斎国輝図

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰七改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection